I Want to Wake Up with You

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"I Want to Wake Up with You" is a 1986 song made popular by Boris Gardiner.

Written by Mac David and produced by Willie Lindo,[1] veteran reggae artist Boris Gardiner took the song to No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in August 1986.[2] It was released by Revue Records (REV 733) and Creole Records.[1] The song has subsequently been covered by John Holt[3] and Engelbert Humperdinck.[4] It was the third best-selling single of 1986 in the UK.

It also reached number 3 in South Africa, spending 18 weeks on the charts.[5]

The music video for the song was filmed at various locations in London, including the Westbourne Park tube station.


  1. ^ a b "Boris Gardner* - I Wanna Wake Up With You (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 465–6. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "I Want To Wake Up With You - John Holt | Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. 2003-09-15. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  4. ^ "I Want to Wake Up with You - Engelbert Humperdinck | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 2001-10-08. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  5. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (G)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
Preceded by
"The Lady in Red" by Chris De Burgh
UK number one single
12 August 1986
Succeeded by
"Don't Leave Me This Way" by The Communards